The Division Avenue High School Wrestling Team returned from the 2012 Oneonta Tournament securing second place behind Burnt Hills. Fourteen schools participated in the tournament, each with only one wrestler per weight class. Division entered 12 competitors (out of 15 weight classes) and 11 of them placed.
The MacArthur Boys Track and Field team competed in the Conference 2 Championship meet on Jan. 19. The boys placed fourth overall, missing third by a mere two points.
Conference Champions permeated the team, the 4x200m relay (Erik Chevez, Andrei Dinoro, Dylan Pearce, Dylan Zangrillo), Jordan Kohlman in the Pole Vault, Andrei D. in the 55 meters (who set a new school record) and finished second in the 300m to his teammate, and Chevez in the 300 meters all won their respective events scoring points for the team.
The Nassau County Girls Basketball Coaches Association recently chose their annual All Stars. The Lady Dragons of Division Avenue High School were well represented with Julie Weidler being picked for the All-Conference Team. Weidler led Division in defensive intensity.
Division Avenue Senior Ryan Billian has qualified for the State Track and Field Championship. He placed first in the Triple Jump, which at 45 feet and 6.5 inches is the longest triple jump in Nassau County this season. He also placed first in the Long Jump with 22 feet and 0.5 inches, and 3rd in the 55 High Hurdles with a 7.70. Billian, who is the County Class B Champion in the Triple Jump, Long Jump, and 55 High Hurdles also competed in all three events at States at Cornell University on March 3.
Kelly Clifford, a senior at MacArthur High School, has had a very successful Winter Track and Field season. Recently Clifford won first place in each of her events at her conference’s meet: high jump, triple jump and long jump. That same night she set a new school record and personal best in the high jump jumping 5’6”.
On Friday, Feb. 10 the Division Avenue Lady Dragons ended their regular season schedule with a commanding 64-48 win over Hewlett. The victory was the third in a row by the Blue Dragons and helped push them into the Nassau County Class “A” Playoffs. This is the eighth year in a row and the 17th out of the last 19 years that the Dragons have qualified for the playoffs.
The Farmingdale State College men’s lacrosse team fell to visiting Scranton on Saturday, Feb. 25, (11-5) in the season opener. The FSC Rams now stand at 0-1 overall, while the Scranton Royals improve to 1-0.
In the first quarter, junior midfielder Bobby Thomas (Wantagh) opened the scoring with an assist from senior midfielder Rob Nosworthy (Massapequa). Scranton evened the score at 1-1 with a goal by junior attack Taylor Nelson (Chester Springs, PA). The Rams added two goals in the first minute of the second quarter, from senior midfielder Tim Caden (Setauket) and Nosworthy, to gain the 3-1 lead. But Scranton scored three unanswered goals before the halftime break for the 4-3 advantage.
The Levittown School District is pleased to announce that the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has ranked the varsity girls soccer team ninth in the nation. This recent announcement comes after a stunning season in which the Lady Generals (16-2) captured both the Nassau County and the Long Island Championships. The team then concluded the season by winning the New York State Championship in their division.
During a recent Board of Education meeting in which the girls were honored for their successful season, Levittown Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Keith Snyder commented that game scores did not tell the whole story. “A score does not indicate what went on during the game,” he stated. “This team dominated all of their contests.”
The Levittown School District congratulates the Division Avenue High School (DAHS) varsity wrestling team, along with Head Coach Bob Bennett and his assistants, on an outstanding season. The team finished their athletic season by placing third in their league with three wins and two losses. During the wrestling season, the team also placed second at the 2012 Oneonta Tournament behind Burnt Hills High School. Division Avenue High School was one of 14 schools that participated in this competitive athletic event, entering one wrestler per weight class.
Out of the 12 classes entered, the school’s athletes placed in eleven of the matches. While at the State University of New York at Oneonta, the wrestling team met the 1984 Greco-Roman Gold Medalist Jeff Blatnick, who is on the Burnt Hills High School coaching staff.
On Saturday, Jan. 28 the semifinal matches were held at Clark High School for Wantagh versus MacArthur. In one of the best match-ups of the season Wantagh pulled off a 30 to 25 win over MacArthur. Wantagh went on to be crowned 2012 Dual County Champions topping Long Beach (42-18) in the finals. Wantagh finished the season un-defeated at 22-0, a first in their history.
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